User talk:WikiSolar

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, WikiSolar, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.

I notice that one of the first articles you edited was Wiki-Solar, which appears to be dealing with a topic with which you may have a conflict of interest. In other words, you may find it difficult to write about that topic in a neutral and objective way, because you are, work for, or represent, the subject of that article. Your recent contributions may have already been undone for this very reason.

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Proposed deletion of Wiki-Solar[edit]

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The article Wiki-Solar has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

No evidence of notability. Not a single independent source mentioning Wiki-Solar is cited, and none has been found on searching.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. JamesBWatson (talk) 16:30, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

You have been blocked indefinitely from editing. Your username indicates that the account represents an organisation, which is also against Wikipedia policy, as a Wikipedia account is only for an individual person. In addition, much of your editing has apparently been aimed at promoting or publicising the web site of that organisation, which is also against policy. Wikipedia is not a medium for promotion.
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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

I am not a company or an organisation. I provide an independent information service, which is widely used and non-commercial.

Decline reason:

We don't get to insert links to our own websites into Wikipedia articles. Regarding the username, perhaps the block notice needs to be updated; WP:ORGNAME policy also disallows names of websites. --jpgordon::==( o ) 18:29, 17 December 2012 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

For the same reason the proposed page should also not be deleted. I am amazed that you say you can find no independent references to this information service. I suggest you look for example at Renewable Energy Focus (two references), PV Magazine (six references), PV Tech etc.

You administrators seem to have pretty draconian powers. They should be used with care. If an alterative username would prevent this problem in the future, I am open to that.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiSolar (talkcontribs) 18:12, 17 December 2012‎
Thanks for mentioning "Renewable Energy Focus", "PV Magazine", & "PV Tech". It is, of course, far easier to find what you are looking for if you know where to look for it, and with that help I have found a few mentions of Wiki-Solar. However, they looked at best like brief news reports of information which happens to have been provided by Wiki-Solar, not really substantial coverage of Wiki-Solar itself, and at worst like press releases. I also see that Renewable Energy Focus's description of itself includes the statement "Whether your company is active in renewable or clean energy wishing to reach potential users of your products and services, or whether your company is part of the innovative renewable energy value chain helping renewable product manufacturers bring down the cost of their own offerings, then Renewable Energy Focus is the ideal vehicle for you to reach them." That gives the impression of being a business promotion service, rather than an independent source. However, it may well be that you can give more specific references to substantial independent coverage of Wiki-Solar. If so, please do so, since that will establish notability, and the article will not be deleted. Giving the names of the publications in question has helped me to track down some mentions of Wiki-Solar, but if you can give exact citations, rather than just the names of the publications, that is likely to be even more helpful. JamesBWatson (talk) 19:38, 18 December 2012 (UTC)
These publications are recognised by those in the sector as highly reputable sources. Of course trade publications need support from the industry, so your quote from REF is unsurprising and not an indication that it is 'a business promotion service'. I have referenced a few specific extracts[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8] (where the urls for pvmagazine need changing to pv-magazine - they appear to be blocked too?!). I'm not sure why you want 'coverage of Wiki-Solar' - the aim is to disseminate the information, not to promote the name. Anyway it is all immaterial now I have been blocked so can't save or improve the article. I'm starting to see why Wikipedia's accuracy is the butt of so many jokes - those with no access to the facts are given free rein to edit with impunity; while those who have genuine links to information sources get barred!

WikiSolar (talk) 15:34, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

  1. ^ "US set to overtake Germany for utility-scale solar power next year". Renewable Energy Focus. 12 Nov 2012. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ Willis, Ben (28 Nov 2012). "German and US integrators at forefront of large-scale solar". PV Tech. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Utilities, IPPs, developers and investors jockey for solar plant ownership". PV Magazine. 06 Dec 2012. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  4. ^ Hall, Max (18 Dec 2012). "Top PV module suppliers developing own utility projects". PV Magazine. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "Record year for utility-scale solar". Solar Advisory Group. 20 Dec 2012. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  6. ^ "Wiki-Solar:2012年公共事业级光伏装机量达8.5GW". solarf.net. 20 Dec 2012. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  7. ^ "Global utility-scale solar tops 8.5GW". ReNews. 12 Dec 2012. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  8. ^ Willis, Ben (20 Dec 2012). "Record year for utility-scale solar". PV-Tech. Retrieved Dec 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)